September 30, 2010 RSS feed / News

Attendance Up 18% as Area Organizers Host U.P. State Fair

Paid gate attendance at the U.P. State Fair was up this year by 18% over 2009, leading fair organizers to call their first effort at hosting it a success. During fair week August 16 through August 22, 58,000 guests paid admission. More...

ATV Fall Color Tour Ride Is Saturday

Davis Motorsports in Epoufette near Cut River is hosting a fall color tour for all-terrain vehicles Saturday, October 2. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Davis Motorsports. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Old Journal Inspires Writer To Pen History

Jan McAdams Huttenstine is a person in love with the past. More...

Mackinaw City Chamber Hosts Dinner

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce will host its annual dinner Wednesday, October 6, at the Admiral’s Table Restaurant and Lounge in Mackinaw City. The meeting will be from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by hors d’oeuvres and dinner. More...

Grants Are Available for Art, Cultural Projects

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties has grants available for art and cultural projects that will start between February 1, 2011, and September 30, 2011. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace September 20 through September 22, Judge Clayton Graham and Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Freel Is Granted Special Land Use Permit; Committee To Explore Windmills

The Clark Township Planning Commission will solicit input on the topic of windmills and granted a special land use permit to Mike Freel, who approached the commission with his plan to transform a garage on his property into a wood shop, where he cou More...

St. Ignace Public Library Accepts Donations for Fall Auction

The St. Ignace Public Library is now accepting donated Halloween-themed decorations for an arts and crafts contest and live auction to be Thursday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Voter Registration Deadline Nears for November Election

Monday, October 4, is the last day to register to vote for the November 2 statewide election.   To register, applicants can stop by their Secretary of State branch office or local clerk’s office. More...

Crop Walk Will Be This Sunday

The 19th annual St. Ignace Crop Walk will be Sunday, October 3, at 1 p.m. to raise money for people in need of food and clothing.   The four-mile walk begins at the United Methodist Church on the business loop of I-75. More...

Miller Will Perform in Rudyard

St. James Lutheran Church in Rudyard will host musician Marty Miller Saturday, October 2, at the church. There will be a potluck meal at 5 p.m., followed by the concert at 6 p.m. More...

New Health Care Changes in Place

Several consumer protection features of health care reform went into effect Thursday, September 23. More...

Mackinac County Contracts New Mental Health Service Provider for Jail Inmates

Searching for the most economical way to provide inmates at the Mackinac County Jail with mental health services, the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 at their Thursday, September 23, meeting to contract with Health Professionals, a More...

Sandhill Cranes Drawn to Open Fields Near Rudyard

Hundreds of sandhill cranes gather in this field just south of Rudyard along I-75 during their annual migration south Tuesday, September 21. More...

Nonprofit Group May Buy Cheboygan Hospital

The community hospital in Cheboygan could be purchased by a nonprofit group so that medical services there can be maintained and even expanded under an agreement announced Thursday, September 23, by Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. More...

Public Service Commission To Host Utility Consumer Forum Thursday

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) will host a Consumer Information and Assistance Forum Thursday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University at Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Local Drug Court Team Looks at New Ideas From Conference

People taking part in drug court programs may get a break in their penalty if they choose to report their own drug use, rather than wait for tests to reveal it. More...

Cedarville School Board To Take Another Look at Closed Campus Rule, After Student Appeal

The school board has promised to reconsider the closing of the school campus at Cedarville after a student challenged its decision at the board's Monday, September 20, meeting. More...

Camera Rescued From Lake, Memories Saved

When the engines were shut down on the LaSalle, a Star Line ferry, offshore of Devil's Kitchen on Mackinac Island Wednesday, September 22, the unexpected stop allowed time to save a camera that had fallen from the boat's upper deck and landed on More...

‘Haunted Harbor’ Planned October 9

Straits State Harbor on South Huron Avenue in Mackinaw City will host its first Haunted Harbor event Saturday, October 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Keeping the Light On: DeTour Preservation Society Delves Into Lighthouse’s History

Efforts by the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society are among only several in the country singled out for national recognition as a Preserve America Steward. More...

Stonecross To Perform in Curtis

An Irish duo, Stonecross, comprised of Siusan O'Rourke and Zig Zeitler, will be performing in concert Saturday, October 2, at 7 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. The cost for the concert is $5. More...

St. Ignace School To Propose 3-item Millage Again in November Election

In the general election Tuesday, November 2, St. More...

No Crime Is Reported During Annual St. Ignace Truck Show

No citations were issued during the weekend of the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace Friday, September 17, through Sunday, September 19, Chief of Police Mark Wilk told The St. Ignace News. More...

Annual Drummond Island Quilt Show Is Set for October 2

The Drummond Island Homemakers fourth annual quilt show and luncheon will be Saturday, October 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Drummond Island Township Hall. Lunch will be served beginning at noon. The event will also include a quilt raffle.   More...

Racers Sprint Across Mackinac Bridge in 2nd Annual Run Oct. 9

Runners will cross the Mackinac Bridge during the Fall Colors Bridge Race Saturday, October 9. Competitors will begin the race at 7 a.m. at Bridge View Park in St. More...

Map Will Pinpoint Locations for Lewd Businesses, Aid Mackinaw City Commission Decision

Now that Mackinaw City planning commissioners have decided that lewd businesses should be in the industrial district, away from homes and tourists, they want to check their decision against a map and make sure the ordinance that's been drafted isn't More...

Winners Are Announced for Equestrian Events, Tractor and Horse Pulls at Stalwart Fair

Garden Tractor Pull Results   Tractors are distinguished by their treads, turf (softer) or bar (rigid).   600 Turf: First - Madison Mc- Dowell.   600 Bar: First - Taylor O’Brien, Second - Zach Harrison, Third - Trevor Rye. More...

Rudyard Students Will Perform Play

The Rudyard Middle School will perform the play “Comic Book Artist” Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at the school. More...

Downtown Mackinac Island Building Survey Moves Ahead

City Agrees To Chip in $9,654, for Now

An additional $9,654 is needed to pay for three historic preservation projects on Mackinac Island and for now, the city will tap into its general fund to make up the shortfall. More...

Deer Blood Samples Being Collected in U.P.

Blood samples from deer, preferably those killed near farms with livestock, are now being collected to determine if deer might be able to contract the disease bovine virus diarrhea (BVD). More...

Gas Leak Closes Galley Restaurant

Owing to a gas leak reported at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, workers from Semco Energy installed a new service line for the Galley Restaurant in downtown St. Ignace, completing the project Wednesday at 3 p.m.. More...


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